Advertisement
Advertisement

Lara: I'm Not Just Better, I'm 150% Better Than Canelo!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA 'regular' junior welterweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) does not believe Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) is on his level. They are going to clash this coming Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will headline a four fight card on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Lara has chased after Canelo for over a year. Now he has him.  The Cuban boxer wants to prove that his country produces a higher quality of fighters in comparison to the boxers coming out of Mexico.

They have two common opponents, with Canelo doing far better against Alfredo Angulo and Lara dominating Austin Trout, who nearly defeated the Mexican star last April.

"Originally I thought he would never take the fight because I confronted him in person and he said, 'No this is not how you make fights.'  Then after the fans saw that he was ducking me on Twitter, he had no choice but to be a man and take the challenge. [Beating Canelo] means everything to me.  For me to demonstrate to the world that I'm not just better than him, but that I'm 150 percent better than him, means everything to me.  Like I said before, I'm going to take him to Cuban school," Lara said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 07-14-2014

so 150% better uh?? wonder if he was talking boxing or track and field...

Comment by niceyboo3 on 07-06-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14729711]Edit- Any hardcore Floyd fans care to answer this?[/QUOTE] No I would not want to see Floyd vs Lara. Floyd is just all around better than Lara, but it would be boring as *****. The All Access would be hot…

Comment by -PBP- on 07-06-2014

[QUOTE=Dinamita 03;14729406]For a fight billed as the fight to determine the best fighter of the division it's baffling most on here are predicting a schooling or destruction depending on where your emotional side falls. It's been mpossible to discuss having…

Comment by RenegÄde on 07-06-2014

"I'm not just better than canelo i'm [B]really[/B] better than him." Shots fired.

Comment by pesticid on 07-06-2014

Lara is a great fighter but his trash talk is boring and not only that, it's actually Luis DeCubas. You can't compare him to Mayroga - Mayorga didn't have no damn twitter, he would smoke a cigarette, drink a beer,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (82)
Top Headlines Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard David Price, Anthony Ogogo To Feature on Braehmer-Cleverly Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life" Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement